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ACD Museum kicks off festival with 12 classics for sale in benefit

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The Seventh Annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum’s Benefit Extravaganza will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 30. This is the Museum’s premier event of the ACD Festival Weekend. Each year automobiles (not from the museum’s collection) are auctioned at the … More »

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Rare Duesenberg, Al Capone sedan head to RM’s St. John’s sale

1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Victoria by Rollston. (© Darin Schabel Courtesy of RM Auctions)

• Sale acts as a prelude to the famed Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s • Complete digital catalogue now available online at www.rmauctions.com RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Concours d’Elegance of America, has secured a … More »

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Kaufmann’s Quest for Quality

Old Cars Weekly editor Angelo Van Bogart sits down with Joe Kaufmann during a 2010 interview.

This story first appeared in the Sept. 9, 2010, issue of Old Cars Weekly. We are posting it today to remember the legendary Joe Kaufmann, who died Monday, June 11.   By John Gunnell Joe Kaufmann of Manitowoc, Wis., is … More »

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Remembering Joe Kaufmann, restorer of Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs

Meeting with Joe at his shop in 2010.

The hobby has lost restorer Merlyn Kaufmann, better known to his friends as Joe, on June 11 following a heart attack. He was 90. There were many who knew Kaufmann as “Joe,” because he was simply the type of man … More »

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Duesenberg, convertibles top sellers at Auburn Spring

This 1930 Duesenberg Boattail Speedster sold for $484,000 on Saturday, June 2, during Auctions America by RM’s second annual Auburn Spring auction in Auburn, Indiana. The three-day event saw 409 collector cars and trucks cross the block at the historic Auburn Auction Park.

AUBURN, Ind. – The old saying that “when the top goes down, the price goes up” was once again proven during Auctions America by RM’s June 1-3 Auburn Spring sale at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Ind. Open-air … More »

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Michigan Introduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles

SEMA ACTION NETWORK UPDATE Michigan Introduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles Michigan, the birthplace to many of the collector cars we cherish, has introduced legislation (S.B. 1146) that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles … More »

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Simeone to add spirit of motion to Auburns and Cords April 28

At noon on Saturday, April 28, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum will have a Demo Day to discuss how Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg became linked together and why they represented the pinnacle of American automotive engineering in the 1920s and … More »

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Ginger Rogers’ 1929 Duesenberg stars at 2012 Amelia Island

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Vehicle to appear among other legendary Hollywood star cars once belonging to Natalie Wood, Rita Hayworth and Tom Mix The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation announced today that a 265 horsepower 1929 Model J Duesenberg that once belonged to Hollywood … More »

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Bill Harrah’s legacy in pictures

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“In the Harrah culture, there were organizational standards for all aspects of daily operations throughout departments to ensure the best business practices…the days of Bill Harrah are now rooted in history.” We salute what would have been the 100th birthday of Bill Harrah with photographs of his legacy. Enjoy. More »

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The Classic in the castle

This was the first Duesenberg owned by Glenn Stewart that later became Joe Kaufman’s first Duesenberg. This pieced-together photo shows how Kaufman found it in Milwaukee in 1954.

How did Joe Kaufman of Manitowoc, Wis., become acquainted with the first and last Duesenbergs owned by a mysterious Maryland millionaire named Glenn Stewart? Did it happen by pure coincidence or was it just destiny? You decide. More »

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